Friday, 29 May 2009

Koncernoj por Kimra Instruado en Patagonio

…de la Western Mail:

Concerns were raised about the future of Welsh language teaching in Patagonia yesterday after it emerged there were uncertainties over its funding.

Since the launch of the Welsh Language Project in 1997, hundreds of students a year have enrolled on Welsh-language courses in the province, with experts crediting the courses as having saved the language there.

The Welsh Assembly Government has funded up to three Welsh teachers a year to visit Patagonia to teach Welsh for one academic year. But this year, despite the school year having started in the province in March, no teachers have been appointed and no funding announced.
Jeremy Wood, a writer based in the town of Esquel, said there were now concerns as to the scheme’s future, particularly in the current financial climate….

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